All About False Lashes + how to apply!

Updated: Feb 18

When people talk about false lashes, odds are they’re most likely referring to social lashes, which — as their name suggests — are a horizontal band of faux wisps that are worn across the entirety of your upper lash line.“Strip lashes work well as long as you find a style that suits your eye shape,”. “Rounder eyes look great with winged lashes on the outer corners, while deep-set eyes need a slightly longer leash to be visible. Hooded eyes benefit from a lash that is longer in the middle.” Who it's for: Full strip lashes are a one-step way to instantly add drama and volume to your eyes and are widely available. Some feature a black band for added definition, while others may feature an “invisible” band for a more subtle effect. I prefer to use them for a more dramatic look, or if a client has very sparse lashes and needs the help of the lash base. Luxury lashes are usually made with natural fibers like mink or silk. How to use it: Full strips are typically applied with lash adhesive and tweezers or lash applicators (and a steady hand). If the strip doesn’t quite fit your eye shape, you can always trim them to fit — something most makeup artists will actually recommend to ensure a proper fit and result. It takes a little time to get used to it, like anything else, but the more you do it the easier it becomes.

How to Apply: Looking down while applying may seem hard since you want to know where you are putting the lash, but it will give you a flatter surface to apply them. To get the hard-to-reach corners, I use a pair of tweezers to hold the corners of the lash in place, while the glue allows the band to set. TIP: Apply the glue on the base of the false lash and wait a few seconds for the glue to get a little tacky, this will help the lash stick to your lash line easier. Visit Mishell Cosmetics us for more information!

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